Hey Hippie, Wanna Change The World? [Pic]

Submitted by: kitten_soup 5 years ago in Funny

You"re gonna have to do a little more than come up with your art degree.
There are 38 comments:
Female 914
thank you, ghettoelf. and there`s more to art than just doodling by yourself in a corner. everything you touch, hear and use has some influence of art and most likely employed someone with said degree/discipline.
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Male 427
sutra46, you`re clearly an awesome person, art ftw!
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Female 914
thank you, ghettoelf.
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Male 4,395
At party a freshman from the University of Washington told me you can`t be an artist without an art degree. It was the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
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Male 6,737
Word.
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Male 1,045
@ghettoelf

maybe, but an art degree is still useless, and most art majors aren`t artists anyway.
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Male 55
@sutra46: Thank you!

Art has been outlawed in so many countries historically (especially the performing arts) because it challenged authority in an indirect way and got people to start thinking about the way their world SHOULD be. It`s the last form of subliminal marketing we humans can do for ourselves.
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Male 4,395
I have a feeling that a lot of people volunteer at soup kitchens because they want to make up for being horrible people. But no matter how much they pretend to be good they`re not.
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Male 411
...at least he didn`t use COMIC SANS
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Male 15,832
Most artists create something of value that someone else is willing to pay for. Both of their lives are enhanced by the transaction -- the artist has money, and the buyer has a work of art that he values more than the money.

Does that artist change the world? Well, he may not change it much, but he certainly changes it for the better. At least he isn`t a parasite living off of handouts and tax dollars like those bums down at the soup kitchen.

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Male 2,841
Both sides are equally retarded.
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Female 2,549
No true.
Art inspires, initiates, enforces the changes & make the changing world prettier.
Absolutely necessary.
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Female 1,236
Not all artists are hippies.
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Male 15,832
Volunteering at a soup kitchen won`t change the world either, you arrogant prick.
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Male 234
So as an Architect am I an artist or am I a profession or am I the one that breaks the boundaries between the two?
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Male 79
"Art doesn`t create jobs! Nice to have, good for the soul, etc. But...contributes nothing to the bottom line. Work first, play second. Nothing wrong with this."

Figures that this comment comes from someone living south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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Male 27
Only an artist chooses Helvetica over Arial...
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Male 412
This brings up an interesting point, however. I`ve not ever seen a comprehensive study of the economic impact of the arts. I may have to consider having my analysts do a white paper on this...
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Male 412
I agree with FaLa620. I really don`t see how one (art as a profession) has anything to do with the other (volunteerism).

And, while I don`t have any statistics to back this up, my gut tells me that artists proportionally volunteer of their time far more than engineers (e.g.).

No, art doesn`t "contribute to the bottom line," of companies, at least. It certainly creates jobs, however. It`s like any other good/service; as long as there are people who are willing to pay for it, it will create economic value (generally). The work of painters, for example, benefits not only the painter and the buyer - but also the makers of the canvases/paints/etc, the gallery/auction owners and employees, and so on.

To suggest that a product which is bought and sold does not contribute to the economy is simply nonsense. Do many (amateur) artists do it simply for the love of it? Umm, yes; that`s what it means to be an amateur. That doesn`t mean professional artists don`t
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Male 427
FaLa620: I completely agree on what you say, but to add, I`d also like to ask, how do you invert a half-diminised 7th chord in f# minor? hmm.... art`s not so easy now is it? whats a triad? Last time I checked, the greeks studied math, art and language for a reason. Do some research. Almost everything has an art involved, music stimulates people and is in every movie, show, commercial and every store you walk in, every radio progam and advertisment. Art creates way more jobs than you can imagine. @scoundrel1, I`m an orchestral musician, and if it weren`t for people like myself, your ignorant mind wouldn`t have ever listened to a single tune, song, or jingle and your life would be boring.
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Male 14,834
Ironically, this may be considered art.
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Male 15,510
ROFL
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Male 80
Why can`t you do both? I`m an artist and a musician with a bachelor`s degree in studio art. I devote plenty of time to my art, as it is something I truly love. However, I also work full time, contribute to various charities, and volunteer. It doesn`t have to be either/or.

And on a deeper level I would argue that art is one of the primary sources of change in the world. Art helps enlighten and open eyes, it challenges the status quo, it influences technology and design, it gives hope and comfort to those who suffer. Art changes the world because artists are at heart forward thinkers who want to make a difference, and without their ideas and their spirit all the politics and economics in the world won`t change a thing.

"Art is "Teh Easy".
Math is "le Hard" (ask Barbie)."

O rly? Quick, off the top of your head, can you name 5 internationally famous mathematicians? Okay now 5 famous artists? How about musicians? Yeah that`s what
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Male 1,448
I agree, NICE!
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Male 33
Art doesn`t create jobs! Nice to have, good for the soul, etc. But...contributes nothing to the bottom line. Work first, play second. Nothing wrong with this.
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Male 749
@nckf55: [quote]It is a shame that some people are this narrow minded and oblivious to something that brings new ideas and ways of thinking to enhance and enrich life for the entire human race.[/quote]

I think you are over generalizing. Few, if any, hate art. They hate pretentious "artists" that think they are "making a difference"
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Female 2,764
I`m not a jobless art major! gah!!!
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Male 25,416
so many people want to change the world.. . so little actually try
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Female 1,386
Art is "Teh Easy".
Math is "le Hard" (ask Barbie).
Therefore: Too many damn lazy hipsters artists in the world, and not enough hipster rocket scientists.
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Male 16
That damned Pete Seeger and all the rest of those artists and musicians should have majored in something useful! Then we could all be engineers. See www.prairiefirenews.com for more about ows.
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Male 605
I think Live Aid and Live 8 helped the world a hell of a lot more than a damn soup kitchen.

What about aboriginal and african art work sold at charities that go towards the people who made them and need the money?

I think people forget how broad and all encompassing the word art is.
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Male 4
Without art, the world would be a bleak, boring, lifeless existence without music, movies, architecture, culture, books, museums, or anything you`ve ever touched that isn`t organic. It is a shame that some people are this narrow minded and oblivious to something that brings new ideas and ways of thinking to enhance and enrich life for the entire human race. Art is a gigantic spectrum of thought that is much more than just pretty pictures.
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Male 1,737
I 100% agree, not saying art doesn`t influence the world. I`m saying it doesn`t do any any immediate good.

I know people like the ones described, if they put half the effort into helping where it`s needed instead of stupid artistic stunts. They would get a lot more done with the half the time spent.
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Male 2,422
Only art critics and hacks get art degrees.
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Male 103
so art has no influence on the world we live in!? what about music? what about all of Leonardo da Vinci`s work!?
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Male 303
Art has changed the world.
But if what you want to be an artist avoid art degrees like the plague.
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Female 368
Link: Hey Hippie, Wanna Change The World? [Pic] [Rate Link] - You`re gonna have to do a little more than come up with your art degree.
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